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Local female politicians and their impact on corruption scandals and other crimes

Project description

Women politicians’ impact on local corruption scandals

While a quarter of the world’s parliamentarians are women and political corruption is active everywhere, there is little knowledge of women politicians’ impact on corruption-related political decisions. The EU-funded CORNELIA project will explore the impact of women politicians on corruption scandals and the possible diversity in media coverage between women and men politicians involved in scandals or other crimes. The project will focus on Italian local elections between 1993 and 2019 and on United States’ state elections in 52 states between 1976 and 2019 by using a novel data set from administrations. The impact of women politicians on the number of corruption cases will be examined as well as the impact of gender quotas on candidates’ lists. The project will also develop measures of the media coverage of corruption scandals.

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YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 212 933,76